## Birth Rates in the USA

I created this science poster in my population class, it is our third milestone. I did my poster to identify the birth rates in the USA. We used the equation N=NsE^(kt). N is defined as the projection of populations, Ns is the starting population, and Kt is the birth rate.  From my research, you can see that the birth rate in America is affected by the economy.  Please see poster below for more details.

## Stories for Life

The following project connects my journey in story ( A Gift From Somewhere”, The Art of the Story) to my GCE Chicago High School Field Experience, Vitalogies class trip aboard a CTA train.  The following project expresses my feelings at 12 stops, on 5 CTA trains, while an EKG-like pulse measures my experiences and conveys my Vitalogies: Stories for Life.

## Cancer Research

Gender Specific Cancers
Introduction
If we didn’t know the amount of male and females being born, we wouldn’t be able to fund different gender specific groups that supply aid.

This study is important because the government needs this information to help fund different diseases that are gender-specific like: birth control, condoms, pregnancy, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.

What would happen if we didn’t know the male and female birth rates?
What would happen if we didn’t fund gender-specific healthcare?

Analysis and Discussion

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that they will spend \$4,446,000,000 in 2009 for female-specific cancers (breast cancer, cervical cancer, and ovarian cancer) and \$299,000,000 for men’s cancer (prostate cancer), which is a ratio of almost 15:1 in favor of women.

(mjperry, 2011)

I have found that government funding for cancer has been mostly for women; there are 1.34 women to every man with cancer, although women receive 16.5 times as much funding versus men.
Men and Women die per minute due to cancer, it’s the highest death rate other than Cardiovascular diseases (http://www.poodwaddle.com/clocks/worldclock/, 2011)

Sources:
Our information was provided from these three sources:
http://2010.census.gov/2010census/popmap/